Thursday, 30 April 2015
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
The miniatures are from Copplestone Castings, whose Back of Beyond range is very characterful, with great sculpting - only the gesturing non-comm officer lets the quality down in this unit for me (the raised hand is a bit basic). The other Back of Beyond packs also have a much greater variety of poses, though even here there is nice variation in faces, expression, & gear. I think the mass of advancing poses adds to the sense of this unit as well-drilled elites too.
Saturday, 25 April 2015
Gale Force Nine snow. I'll probably break-up the effect with tufts of dead grass, but I'm still getting the hang of snow effects. I've also been improving the paint jobs on my RCW figures, because I think my technique has improved in the past couple years.
I picked-up these burned-out buildings discounted in the aquatics section of the local garden centre. I haven't painted them at all, just based them up on ply, with dark-brown & black painted sand for the scorched earth/debris, & now a few patches of unmelted snow to tie-in with my new-look troops.
If I get round to gaming with these figures, I'm not sure what rules I'd use. Perhaps a home-brew version based on the Necromunda-era W40K ruleset, because I'm thinking of skirmish-level action.